Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Oddish, Jul 26, 2021.
Oh, so it will be like that joke in "Profit and Lace." "Acting Grand Nagus."
I'm sure we haven't seen the last of...
William Boimler of the USS Titan
Indeed, I'll be very surprised if they don't make at least one more appearance before the end of this season.
Can't believe you called that man - you sure by "called it" you don't mean "wrote the bloody episode"?
I hope they made a bet with their Orion friend.
I loved that Rutherford and Tendi made a bet.
But with what? Cue endless "moneyless society!" arguments...
My hubby just told me about a story on NPR about venture capitalists buying up mobile home parks and raising rents and forcing people out. So honestly, I think the whole "moneyless society" thing was just trying to give a vision of a society where greed wasn't screwing everyone up/over.
The same type of currency the TNG crew bet with over their poker games?
Since everyone always folded...
Plenty of stuff to bet.
Replicator credits.. Maybe you need points for stuff like a steak? Or real chocolate?
For them better tools.
As time passes, I'm more okay with moneyless society. If it's a society where your food, clothing, shelter, and UBI to boot exist then it might as well be moneyless.
But I always felt that STIV was suggesting it was a CASHLESS society, which was different and something we've all but achieved now.
Why would that be a simpler explanation than actually not needing money, merely access?
— I feel like having a jambalaya.
— Sure thing, just ask for it at Sisko’s over there. The limit is one portion per day, though.
— And a personal hotrod starship.
— No problem, let’s put something on the books and see how it fits into your self-actualization goals. Would you like to be a freighter captain? If so, you’d get on that track and eventually be assigned the right make for the purpose.
— No, no, no, no, I’d like to own a starship, you know, just because. And a large property on Risa while we’re at it.
— Unfortunately that doesn’t sound like working to better yourself and humanity. Perhaps you’d like to schedule an appointment with a counselor, who could help identify your passions?
Indeed. That's what I always assume as well.
Another thing: Two movies later, Scotty says "I just bought a boat." With what?
Mostly because they used money many times before but not necessarily cash.
Holy Hell, this is turning into the Money Argument, isn't it?
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